This website was developed to meet the level AAA standards of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines.
In addition to meeting the implementation requirements of these standards the site seeks to facilitate ease of use for all website visitors.
- We try to use clear and simple language.
- We have used larger font as standard and provided the facility to change the text size for each page. You can find this feature at the top right-hand side of each page.
- We have provided a keyword Search facility to help you search for information. You can find this feature at the top right-hand side of each page.
- The site is speech enabled using BrowseAloud.
- Translation, interpreter services and other formats are available for our information and to meet communication needs.
BrowseAloud speaks web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online. It makes using the Internet easier for people who have:
- Low literacy and reading skills
- English as a second language
- Mild visual impairments
BrowseAloud will read every webpage on our site. It can also read pdf documents in Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 6.0 onwards. BrowseAloud is free to download.
How will this site be read aloud to me?
Clicking on the link above will take you to an external site where you will find full instructions on how to carry out the download and installation of BrowseAloud. A BrowseAloud icon will be placed in your system tray which is at the bottom right of your browser window.
Interpreting services and information in different formats
Information for download from this website is available in other languages and other formats such as large print, braille and signed interpretation. We aim to ensure equal access to any of the information we produce - please telephone us on 028 9032 7276 (Textphone users put 18001 in front) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Features used throughout the site to facilitate ease of navigation
The "Skip Navigation" link at the beginning of the page moves the focus to the start of the main content.
Each page of the Co-Ownership Housing website has Headings which provide a logical navigation through the content. These Headings are:
H1: Website Title
H2: Main Navigation
H2: Page Contents
H3: Sub Headings
These headings allow for navigation with assistive technologies, such as using the letter H with a screen reader.
To use the access keys, press the 'Alt' ("Ctrl" on mac) key and any of the keys listed simultaneously, then press 'Enter' (on a mac, you will be redirected automatically without having to press 'Enter').
Access Keys are not case sensitive, so both ALT-A and ALT-a are equally valid keys for "About Us".
* S: Skip Navigation
* 1: Home
* 2: News
* 3: Site Map
* 4: Publications
* 8: Disclaimer
* 9: Contact Us
* 0: Accessibility Options
Other useful Access Keys
* A: About Us
* C: Corporate Information
* H: Home Buyers Calculator
* M: Advisers Area
* S: Step By Step Guides
* P: Properties
About the Co-Ownership Housing logo at the top of the page
The Co-Ownership Logo image consists of the word "Co-Ownership" in large bold white font with the word "Housing" written directly underneath in large bold orange font. To the left of these words is two yellow squares and a yellow triangle.
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines
If you feel that this website does not meet the level AAA standards of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines please contact us and we will endeavour to address any issue.